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Senate Proceeding on Apr 4th, 2011 :: 0:14:55 to 0:18:15
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Mitch McConnell

0:14:52 to 0:15:12( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: the end of the day we're all on the same side. time, however, is not on our side. i yield the floor, mr. president. mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: amidst all the other business we'll be facing this week, i'd like to note a well come development in the war on -- a welcome development in

Mitch McConnell

0:14:55 to 0:18:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

0:15:13 to 0:15:34( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: the war on terror. for the last two years, the obama administration has actively sought to bring the 9/11 plotters into our communities for civilian trials, a completely horrible idea. that rightly drew overwhelmingly bipartisan opposition from the american people and from their elected representatives here in

Mitch McConnell

0:15:35 to 0:15:55( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: congress. today the administration is announcing that it has changed course. the administration, incredibly enough, today is announcing it has changed course. and that khalid sheikh mohammed and the others who plotted these

Mitch McConnell

0:15:56 to 0:16:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: terrible attacks, today the administration is announce tag it changed course and that khalid sheikh mohammed and the others who plotted these attacks will be tried in military commissions at guantanamo bay, rather than at a civilian court in new york or some other u.s. stivment i remember autumn of our discussions on this issue

Mitch McConnell

0:16:18 to 0:16:39( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: over the last two years. the president issued an executive order on day one to close guantanamo down, indicated they were glg to mainstream that's terrorists under the u.s. court system. so this change today is truly a welcome development. the administration is announcing that k.s.m. and the others who

Mitch McConnell

0:16:40 to 0:17:02( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: plotted these crimes will be tried in a proper jurisdiction -- these military commissions -- at the proper place for these commission trials -- guantanamo bay. this is the right outcome to the long and spirited debate that preceded this decision. military commissions at

Mitch McConnell

0:17:03 to 0:17:23( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: guantanamo, far from the u.s. mainland, were always the right idea for a variety of compelling reasons, which and others have enumerated repeatedly over the last two years. for the sake of the safety and the security of the american people, i'm glad the president reconsidered his position on how

Mitch McConnell

0:17:24 to 0:17:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: and where to try these detainees. going forward, this model should be the rule rather than the exception. i'm sure this decision will draw widespread approval and it is very welcome news. the presiding officer: under

Mitch McConnell

0:17:45 to 0:18:08( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: the previous order, the leadership time is reserved. under the previous order, the senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:30 p.m. with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each. the clerk will call the roll.

Mitch McConnell

0:18:09 to 0:18:15( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: quorum call: the presiding officer: the senator from oklahoma. mr. inhofe: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be -- the presiding officer: without objection.

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